Education



Public Education: NM Film & Media Programs

Coming soon this page will list secondary educational institutions in New Mexico that facilitate film or digital media related programs.
If you know of a program that you would like to see on this list or have additional information, please send an email to our office.

Also visit the New Mexico Public Education Department.


Other helpful resources:

NM Career Clusters Guide:

The New Mexico Career Clusters Guide is a valuable resource to help guide students as they make important life and career decisions. The guide is designed to be a tool for planning and preparing students for a career. It provides a structure for selecting careers based on linking what students know about themselves with information about occupations and typical training requirements. The guide provides students with suggested high school elective curriculum and post-secondary recommendations for specific career pathways, including careers in film.

NM Career Pathways website:

The NM PED has partnered with NS4ed and Pathways 2 Careers to create the NM Career Pathways website. NM Career Pathways allows educators, parents and students to explore detailed information about their local school districts, labor markets and career clusters. With the use of area-specific data that highlights median wages and annual job openings, this site helps students be able to make an informed decision on a career path that best suits them. The NM Career Pathways website provides students with suggested high school elective curriculum and post-secondary recommendations for specific career pathways, as well as quarterly labor market reports for each of New Mexico’s distinct workforce regions.

Want to get into the film industry but don’t know where to start? Look through these frequently asked questions to begin with. And if you are not sure where you interests lie within the structure of a production, look at this chain of command.


Higher Education: NM Film & Media Programs

The following is a list of post-secondary educational institutions in New Mexico that offer a film or digital media related program.

  • NMSU-Alamogordo, Alamogordo, Animaton, (575) 439-3600
  • Central NM Community College, Albuquerque, Film Technician Program, (505) 224-3000
  • UNM Film and Digital Arts, Albuquerque, film.unm.edu, (505) 277-6262
  • UNM College of Fine Arts, Albuquerque, Cinematic Fine Arts, (505) 277-6262
  • Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque, Animation, (505) 254-7575
  • NMSU-Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Digital Media Programs, (575) 234-9200
  • Clovis Community College, Clovis, Graphics and Media Arts, (575) 769-4932
  • Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, Film and Digital Media Arts, (505) 747-2100
  • San Juan College, Farmington, Digital Media Art and Design, (505) 326-3311
  • UNM-Gallup, Gallup, Design and Digital Media, (505) 863-7500
  • NMSU-Grants, Grants Creative Media Program, (505) 287-2329
  • Luna Community College (Las Vegas), Las Vegas, Mass Media Communications, (575) 454-2501
  • NMSU Doña Ana Community College, Las Cruces, Creative Media Technology, (575) 527-7310
  • NMSU-Las Cruces, Las Cruces, Creative Media Institute , (575) 646-5671
  • Highlands University, Las Vegas, Media Arts, (505) 425-7511
  • UNM Los Alamos, Los Alamos, Digital Media Arts, (505) 662-5919
  • UNM Valencia Los Lunas, Digital Media Arts, (505) 925-8500
  • Eastern New Mexico Univ-Portales, Portales, Digital Film Making, (575) 562-2137
  • Eastern New Mexico Univ – Roswell, Roswell, Media Arts Program, (575) 624-7045
  • Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Media Arts Program, (505) 424-2300
  • Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, Film Program, (505) 428-1421
  • UNM Taos, Taos, Fine Arts, (575) 737-6227




For questions regarding below-the-line job positions and the NM film union, please contact IATSE Local 480: visit www.local480.com or call 505-986-9512.